There are thousands and thousands of people who, every year, envision themselves kick-starting a business of their own. Many are successful, going on to build up what is a profitable business in the years after. Some take the plunge without any prior planning and research, only to fall at the first hurdle.
Others simply keep their dreams exactly that – a dream – choosing to opt out of setting up their business and staying within the rat race that just wasn’t meant for them.
What exactly is it that’s holding these business hopefuls back from achieving their ambitions of owning a business, and if you’re reading this as an entrepreneur-to-be yourself, are you being held back by the same barriers as others?
The team at icount, who provide an alternative to high street business bank accounts, surveyed 2,000 optimistic business builders in the UK, to find out exactly what it was that lured them towards the idea of starting a business, as well as what stopped them in their tracks.